Ajax vs Manchester United: Europa League Final Today At 7:45pm

The Europa League final will take place on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
It will be Ajax vs Manchester United..
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Ajax v Manchester United: final background
Wednesday 17 May 2017
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Ajax and Manchester United are meeting for a fifth time in the UEFA Europa League final in Stockholm; can the Red Devils pick up the only major trophy that has eluded them, or will the Sons of the Gods prevail?
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Ajax coach Peter Bosz
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United manager José Mourinho
©Getty Images Can an exciting young Ajax side win their first continental silverware in 22 years, or will José Mourinho’s Manchester United pick up the final trophy to complete their European set? The 2017 UEFA Europa League final will decide.
Previous meetings
• This is the clubs’ fifth meeting in UEFA competitions; the past four produced two wins for each side.
• The teams first met in the 1976/77 UEFA Cup first round; Ruud Krol’s first-leg goal gave Tomislav Ivić’s Ajax a 1-0 lead to take to Old Trafford, but Lou Macari and Sammy McIlroy struck as Tommy Docherty’s side won the return leg 2-0.
• Their most recent encounters were in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League round of 32. Ashley Young and Javier Hernández scored in the Amsterdam first leg as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men won 2-0. ‘Chicharito’ extended their lead in the return fixture, but Aras Özbiliz equalised and Toby Alderweireld made it 2-1 to the visitors on the night – though United still won the tie.
• Current Red Devils Young, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and David de Gea all featured in that 2011/12 tie for United (while Paul Pogba, in his first spell at the club, was on the bench for the first leg).
Form guide
• Ajax have marginally outscored United en route to the final: 24-23 – but they have conceded far more goals, 15 to United’s eight.
• Ajax are without a victory in their last six European games away from the Amsterdam ArenA: D3 L3 – three draws followed by three defeats.
• United are unbeaten in ten European matches (W7 D3) since a 2-1 loss at Fenerbahçe in this season’s UEFA Europa League group stage.
• Ajax have had more attempts on goal (225) and attempts on target (95) than any other team in this season’s tournament. United have had 208 attempts on goal, 76 of them on target.
• United have attempted (7,582) and completed (6,702) the most passes in this season’s UEFA Europa League. Ajax have attempted 6,033 passes, 5,142 finding their target.
• Ajax have committed more fouls (236) and received more yellow (45) and red (4) cards than any other side in this season’s UEFA Europa League. United have been penalised 176 times, with 21 bookings and two red cards.
Final focus
• The game is taking place 22 years to the day since Ajax claimed their last major European trophy, overcoming AC Milan 1-0 in the 1995 UEFA Champions League final .
• This is Ajax’s tenth major UEFA final, and their first since they lost on penalties to Juventus in the 1996 UEFA Champions League final.
• United have lost their last three UEFA finals (the 2008 UEFA Super Cup – L2-1 v Zenit, the 2009 UEFA Champions League – L2-0 v Barcelona, and the 2011 UEFA Champions League – L3-1 v Barcelona). Their most recent final victory came on penalties against Chelsea in the 2008 UEFA Champions League decider.
• United have not won an international club final inside 90 minutes since they beat Palmeiras 1-0 in Tokyo in the European/South American Cup in November 1999, Roy Keane the scorer.

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